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Nation's Host

Kathryn Ferry


ISBN: 9780241291818
Nation's Host
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Publisher Description

In 1936, with the opening of his first holiday camp in Skegness, Billy Butlin laid the foundations for a new era in the history of the British seaside. Today, his legacy still lives on as Butlin's celebrates its 80th year as an iconic British institution. The Nation's Host charts the incredible inside story of Butlin's, from its origins in a British society still reeling from the economic downturn of the 1920s, to its heyday in the mid-twentieth century and the challenges posed by the arrival of overseas package holidays. Lavishly illustrated throughout with timeless images from the Butlin's archives, many of which have never been seen before, this is a unique insight into the history of a company long synonymous with the British seaside holiday.

Author Biography

Kathryn Ferry is a historian interested in architecture, design and seaside culture. She writes books and articles, contributes regularly to TV and radio.

Review

Evocative Daily Mail Gorgeous ... Will raise a smile and most likely a memory or two Sun

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2016
ISBN-10
024129181X
ISBN-13
9780241291818
Format
Hardcover
Subtitle
Butlin's and the Story of the British Seaside
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Author
Kathryn Ferry
Publication Date
2016-11-01
Pages
320